Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What's in a Name 2020 Challenge

Hosted by: Andrea @ Carolina Book Nook
Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2020

Guidelines (from announcement post):
  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. You can sign up any time, but only count books that you read between those dates.
  • Read a book in any format (hard copy, ebook, audio) with a title that fits into each category.
  • Don’t use the same book for more than one category.
  • Creativity for matching the categories is not only allowed, it’s encouraged!
  • You can choose your books as you go or make a list ahead of time.

Categories for 2020:
  1. An ampersand – & (ex. Blanca & Roja, Rot & Ruin)
  2. An antonym (ex. Big Little Lies, Wicked Saints)
  3. 4 letters or less (ex. Feed, Vox)
  4. A given/first name (ex. Tess of the Road, Flowers for Algernon)
  5. Reference to children (ex. Baby Proof, Children of Blood and Bone)
  6. One of the 4 natural elements – water, air, fire, earth (ex. The River at Night, The Name of the Wind)

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See the challenge announcement/sign-up post HERE.

MY  READING  LIST (books read, with links to reviews):
  • Category 1: Gin & Daggers (Murder, She Wrote #1). "Jessica Fletcher" and Donald Bain
  • Category 2:
  • Category 3: Snow (St. John Strafford #1). John Banville 
  • Category 4: Ramona and Her Father (Ramona Quimby #4). Beverly Cleary
  • Category 5:
  • Category 6: The Happy Hollisters on a River Trip (Happy Hollisters #2). Jerry West 


● Category 1 (ampersand):

Arthur & George. Julian Barnes
Bellman & Black. Diane Setterfield
Daisy Jones & The Six. Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book. Arlene Croce
Gin & Daggers (Murder, She Wrote #1). "Jessica Fletcher" and Donald Bain
The Waters & The Wild. DeSales Harrison

● Category 2 (antonym):

The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft. Claire Tomalin
Night and Day. Virginia Woolf
Old New York (Four Novellas). Edith Wharton
Short Letter, Long Farewell. Peter Handke

● Category 3 (four letters or less):

Ax (87th Precinct #18). Ed McBain
Dust (Richard Jury #21). Martha Grimes
Hoot. Carl Hiaasen
Ubik. Philip K. Dick
Utz. Bruce Chatwin

● Category 4 (given/first name):

Caddie Woodlawn. Carol Ryrie Brink
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Rachel Field
Jane Eyre. Charlotte Brontë
Queen Lucia. E.F. Benson
Ramona and Her Father (Ramona Quimby #4). Beverly Cleary
The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (Inspector Morse #3). Colin Dexter
What Maisie Knew. Henry James

● Category 5 (reference to children):

The Children. Edith Wharton
The Children’s Book. A.S. Byatt
The Children of Green Knowe. Lucy M. Boston
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Ransom Riggs
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Henry Farrell
Wise Children. Angela Carter

● Category 6 (one of the four elements):

The Book of Air and Shadows. Michael Gruber
Loon Lake. E.L. Doctorow
The Night Ocean. Paul La Farge
The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Neil Gaiman
On the Banks of Plum Creek (Little House #4). Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Sea. John Banville
The Sea of Grass. Conrad Richter
The Sea, the Sea. Iris Murdoch
Seaview House. Elizabeth Fair
Wide Sargasso Sea. Jean Rhys
The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame
Wolf Lake (Dave Gurney #5). John Verdon


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